Not sure if I'm a "white liberal." I am white. I voted for Romney in the last election. I have mostly libertarian tendencies. For me though, I think the idea of "low expectations" is really just the recognition that you can't enslave a peoples for a couple of hundred years, stunt their social and intellectual development, erase their identity and then just snap your fingers and say, "it's a level playing field now." It will take many, many generations for the effects of slavery to work themselves out. I have empathy for what black folks have been subjected to. Is that really condescending?